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Help Preserving the Academy support institutions of higher education by identifying funding opportunities and securing grants and gifts. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with a proven track record in fundraising. Primary areas of responsibility include solicitation and stewardship of mid-level, major and planned gift donors.

The development officer will:
  • Partner with the Founder and executive team to prepare the annual individual fundraising plan, including revenue goals and specific measurable objectives, tactics and timetables.
  • Execute fundraising plan and drive increased income from individual donors.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of donors and donor prospects.
  • Write donor correspondence, contact reports, proposals, and stewardship communication.
  • Steward donor relationships and provide ongoing communication with donors regarding the impact of their support.
  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years professional experience in any of the following areas: major gift fundraising, non-profit work, sales, communications, or other related field.
  • Understanding of and commitment to, donor-centered philanthropy principles to develop and sustain relationships with individual donors
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit and close major gifts
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to connect with donors, stakeholders and staff
  • Committed work ethic and ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Ability to multi-task, manage, and organize multiple initiatives
  • Familiarity with using data to make fundraising decisions
  • Ability to use a variety of software applications, familiarity with Raisers Edge preferred
  • Creativity, patience, and a sense of humor

Our Development Director position is a commission based opportunity. 
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